How To Repair Cracked Or Broken Dentures.
Is Crazy Glue,
Super Glue ok to use as a temporary fix?
Cyanoacrylate based adhesives weaken in the
presence of warm moist environments therefore,
will only last temporarily in the mouth.
Most manufactures of these types of
adhesives themselves recommend warm water as a
way to dissolve an accidentally glued body part.
If you do decide to use a Cyanoacrylate
based glue to repair your denture, be sure to
"practice fit" the split denture several times
before gluing it.
An improperly positioned repair will weaken the
suction bond that a properly fitting denture has
with your gums. It can also cause sores or
cutting of your gum tissue. It is highly
recommended that the repair be done by a dental
professional. Some areas allow dental labs or
denturists to perform these repairs without the
need of a Dentist present.
There are denture repair kits
available online and in stores. These kits seem
to contain some of the material (resin and
monomer) needed to perform a repair. However,
repairing a denture is something that takes the
proper tools and and an experienced technician.
Improperly cured monomer and resin can cause
irritation to your gums. It is best to leave
these repairs to a professional.
Having an emergency "back-up" denture made is
the best way to be prepared for the inevitable
denture mishap. There will always be the
probability that the denture may break or a
tooth will fall off or the entire denture can be
Some dental offices offer a "copy
denture" that can be done at the time of the
It usually cost less than the
original and will prove to be a life saver in
the event of an emergency. However, if you do
have one made don't just put it in
storage and forget about it; It should be worn
periodically to be assured of a good fit when
Also, It would be a good practice to
take it with you when having your primary
denture adjusted or relined so you can have the
dentist "tune-up" your "back-up"
our site for services that handle low-cost
back-up dentures and repairs.